MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Morning views

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Hasselblad 503CW f22 1/2s +0.9REV LEE 50mm Fuji Neopan Acros 100

MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Morning views

Morning views  @Peak District on Fuji Acros 100.

I always liked that film. Shame is I did not shot it more before it was discontinued. But all is good, Acros is back and I can not wait to try fresh new Acros II soon.

Have you shot new Acros II yet?

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – St.Michael’s Mount

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St.Michael’s Mount  – Hasselblad 503 CW f16 2sec no filter, 50mm Kodak Ektar 100

St.Michael’s Mount

St.Michael’s Mount, Marazion Cornwall UK 🇬🇧 2019
Hasselblad 503CW, Kodak Ektar 100

Morning light touches the castle. Magic.

Have you been to Cornwall? What’s your favourite location there?

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Quote of the week- Robert Adams

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At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands before our camera, to honour what is greater and more interesting than we are. We never accomplish this perfectly, though in return we are given something perfect–a sense of inclusion. Our subject thus redefines us and is part of the biography by which we want to be known.

Robert Adams

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So how was the 2019

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With the year 2019 gone, it’s time to look back.

Here are a few numbers about last year.

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Rainy day

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Hasselblad 503CW, f4 1/60s +0.6ND 50mm

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Rainy day

I walked up to Curbar Edge in hope to catch some interesting light that morning. The forecast was optimistic so I walked. Unfortunately light did not happen. Actually, nothing happened that morning.

There was no view, no light and it started to rain.  I did only one exposure this morning, this one on Kodak Trix 400.

I like it because of the mood of the shot, it summarizes the feeling that morning…

 

Do you shoot Kodak TRIX?

What’s your favourite B&W film?

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Quote of the week – Eliot Porter

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Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defence of the environment…and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival. 

Eliot Porterfrom “In Wildness of the Preservation of the World, Selections and Photographs by Eliot Porter” – 1962

 

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Land’s End Sunset

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Hasselblad 503 CW f16 1/15 +0.9ND Reverse 50mm Kodak Ektar 100

Land’s End Sunset, Cornwall UK 2019

One of the Iconic Cornwall locations. I’m really pleased how KODAK Ektar 100 rendered colour this evening.

Have you been to Cornwall? Which place is your favourite?

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Quote of the week – Robert Adams

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Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other peoples pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny but that carry with them a reminder of community.

 Robert Adams

 

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Photographer’s Library : Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film

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A book by Andrew Bellamy.

Softcover First English edition 2017 (c)Princeton Architectural Press edition 2019

Photographer’s Library: Analog Photography

Since my last Photographer’s Library blog post I acquired quite a few books and its time to introduce a few of them to you.

Firstly let me tell you this. Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film is truly for everybody, not just for beginners. This book is beautifully designed and I wanted to buy it since I discovered it on the net.

 

The book is divided into 6 chapters:

  • General nomenclature
  • Lenses
  • Speeds & Exposure
  • Effects of Aperture & Shutter speed
  • Film and Filters

Simple as that. All chapters clearly explain all things related to analogue photography. So if you are new to all this it will be easy for you to get grip on terminology and photography jargon. It does not end here, there is a lot of diagrams and pictures ( all beautifully designed) which helps a lot. If you are an experienced photographer you will still find it fascinating to go through all photography principles.

 

Book is beautifully made and all book lovers will appreciate the textured cover and the slightly thick off-white pages. You will have an illusion of old vintage camera manuals when you list through the book from cover to cover.

Florian Kaps, founder of Polaroid Originals wrote :

“A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for you to be reading these words printed with real ink on real paper,”

I cannot agree more.

So to conclude this review I would recommend this book to everyone. Go and get it while you can. It is a truly beautiful and useful book to have. You will not be disappointed.

This book was published by and can be bought from Ars-Imagio or you can order it from VETRO.

What’s your favourite photography book?

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Quote of the week – Richard Avedon

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Richard Avedon, self-portrait, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980
Richard Avedon, self-portrait, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980

All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.

Richard Avedon 1984

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